Thoughts from Section 209….Caps/Lowell (almost close to Trenton!)

That was a nice little train wreck tonight wasn’t it?? Lots to talk and share about here

— I’m disappointed in the season ticket sales guys doing a bad nanananana… LAPMAN song to me (though I like having a theme… CMON LAPMAN…. could be SO MUCH BETTER)… they gotta work on that! Kinda funny to see Dave take breaks too look around every 2-3 laps (re: he can’t hack it!)
— Things I liked tonight:
FIVE GOALS !!! Sweet Christ, that was fun and out of control!! The Devils played a bad goalie and made him LOOK BAD… thank God!
LANGENBRUNNER DIDN’T SUCK TONIGHT!
WELCOME BACK Patrik Elias!!!
Travis Zajac….still wanna trade him people?? (like him and Parise with Elias too FINALLY)
Nick Bergfors is gonna play his balls off till this idiot coach gets it!
Can you say the D played good despite giving up 5 goals??? … More on this in the bad…..
I got to beat a sellout crowd to the car because of the skills competition! (I was still pissed it went to OT though)
Power play was good… well despite the shortie allowed…. the Devils as a whole mostly controlled the play, the effort and the tempo which was nice… they kinda NEEDED this one!
Good HOT crowd that showed up (cheap bastards that you are coming for $1 hot dogs!!) close enough to a sell out for my liking

OK, now the BAD:
$1 hot dogs, means up the price on EVERYTHING ELSE 75 cents (my water was up at least), don’t make me have to start smuggling bottles in assholes!!!!!!
Brookbank for Vrana?? CMON BRENT!!! (and even worse how is Bergfors going to add ANYTHING with Brookbank, who is the first graduate of the David Clarkson school of wraparound I see, and Mike Rupp as his linemates??)
Scott Clemmensen… people will forget you were awful all game because of the one on one post-game skills show…. your first period was HORRID and then some… and watching shots come on you scares me much like a Met fan when a call to the bullpen is made….(and it is a FLAT OUT DISGRACE that Kevin Weekes did not start tonight… you bring the guy in to be a fill-in starter and the guy to be the guy if the guy ain’t the guy (tribute to Tropic Thunder much?)…. and then you throw the guy UNDER THE BUS AFTER A WEEK??? Jesus! I still get annoyed at how unacceptable that is!).. just thank God their sieve was more sieve like then ours!!!!
No Pandolfo on the ice (I’ll get Patrik was put in to get the hat trick with an empty net) and the Devils can’t clear the zone… I know the checking line is failing… but that’s kinda telling isn’t it???
And I was kinda disappointed in 209 tonight… the group of regulars seemed out of it… guess none of us like a packed arena eh?
Madden a -3?? Again… the checking line is epic failing…..

Don’t get me wrong I am happy and feeling this team has bottomed out and can turn this around and my God win the next two home games (and maybe in an actual team sport style, please?)…. but I still see so MANY issues with this team… and I’d like to see us beat someone you know who can.. um… tend goal and play defense?? But I will TAKE IT!!

Comments

  1. when did the Caps score a shortie??? I dont recall any of there goals coming a man down

  2. Sorry… it was a ppg allowed… I got my numbers confused (it was a bad night I blew out my left front tire going home last night… anyone wanna let me borrow a car so I can work tomorrow?? 🙂 )

  3. Zubbie Counter Fan says:

    The train ride home was horrible. It was a packed between the dollar hot dog crowd and blue shirts who also won their shootout.

    My heart stopped when AO scored on the last second, but that poke check on Gordon made my weekend. I miss Weekes. =(

  4. Dollar hot dogs really drew that many people? I mean, you’d figure with the cost of tickets and everything else needed (transportation/parking/whatever) that saving a few bucks wouldn’t make as huge impact. Then again I guess you could get like four hot dogs if you wanted, and the savings would add up, but… I mean… hot dogs?

    Hey if it works, it works, it just sounds… weird that it does work.

  5. There was a strong Caps contingent in the building too, but this place was more packed almost then for the Ranger game

    People are cheap… AND stupid.. what can I say?? 🙂

  6. Trade Pandawful says:

    Trade Jay Pandawful, he is cooked and has nothing left. Clemmer was toast too, play Weekes or trade for a goalie.

  7. Well it was the combo of:

    Weekend game + Ovechkin + Dollar dogs

    Still, it is interesting that this game had more attendance than Opening Night 😛